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Nov 13, 2009 5:30pm EST
>>> tonight on "rldfocus" -- >>> preside obama in jan. the chging relationship of an assertive,ew japanese leader stes outis ground. >>> wi jobs in thebalance, the british gornment tries to deal with arowing backlash over immigtion. > pakistan unr atta. th latestdeadlybombing shows that not en the cntry's spy agency issafe. >>> how acountry richin culture d history is gog afte tourist welme to iraq. >>> from the worls leadin reporters and anysts here' what's hpening around the world. this is "wldfocus."uc=cíz major supporhas been provided by rosli p. walter and the peter g. petern foundation, dedicated to proting fiscal respsibility and addressing key economic challenges fang amica's future. additional funng is provided by theollowing supporters >>> held sloe good evening. i'm daljit aliwal. when president obama arrived in japa today on the fit stop of his first trip to asia, heame ce to face with a man not unlike himself. a new leader wh swept into office on a prome ochange. includinasserting greater independce in dealing with the united states. prime minist yukio hatoyoma s ke
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Nov 7, 2009 6:00pm EST
of that? >> well -- barack obama has a problem. that isn understatement. >> he has an afghan govement that is an unworthy partner. he has karza who is -- whose brother is arook, corrupt involved in e hern busess. he has tmake a decision about what general mcchrystal has recommended, and all signs indicate that weillee something ong the lines of mcrystalite, wch is noto give t 40,000 troops by -- >> it reminds me of 72 in south etnamhen the presint ran for reelection, only ther was nobodto rungainst him, that slan w "choose the one, the only one." >> can you have confince in karzai's government? >> it is diminishing on the part of the british. pre minister gordon brown made clear that the troops -- >> by a sile military officer -- sound familia >> that there were cerin tests that had been met and probably cannot be met by this afan gornment of corption and opness and reform. but it is a way of great britain leaving afghanistan. >> well, gordon browsaid this weeken that he is not leaving, that there is commitment tt they cannot walk away from. >> election 2009. >> it is very car that th
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Nov 16, 2009 6:00pm EST
? >> and now "b world news." >> barack obama says the u.s. and chinacan cooperate, b he delivers an uncomfortae mesge, too, aut free speech. on patrol with the police in mexicos the drug a siation has s deadliest days. anwe may need t triple aid to our culture. welcomeo "bbc world news." coming up later for you -- anjo plays] on the road againthis time to deliver her memoi. but there -- but is ther more to jt -- to this than just plugging a book? and at an exhibitwith an important message. ♪ presidentbama's visit to china is arguab his most siificant officia trip yet. a day into it, he has stresd again thatthe u.s. and chi and need not be adversarie that the wod would benefit from their cooperation. and in a town hall styl event live o tv, he told chinese students thatree-speech is a universal right. when he died with china' president -- president --hen he dined wit china's president, his ssage was moreiplomatic. >> he is here to say lcome to the rise of a new power in the eat, barack oba wantshina as a partner, t our arrival. -- not a rival. today, took a message to china, someth
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Nov 13, 2009 12:00am EST
>> charlie: welcome the broadcast. we begin with a nedocumentary aboupresident obama produd by the actor edward norton a the writers are a rice and alicia sams. >> it's not about how much of obama we get to e but the movement andhe structure of the campai and the intnal piece ofhat history that's now occurred which is he got elected. >> be the i bought his book and i read it a you know, he has an incdible story and a thought, wow, this guy could be the first african-arican president and i thought it would make areat documentary. >> there was almo a serendity to the campaign and it occurred within him and -- it was the right campaignor the right person at the rightime and there's like an elega simplicityo it all and a genius bind it. >> charlie: anthe basketball coach from the unirsity of nortcarolina, roy williams. >> i loved going on the road. i love havingthe majority of people not being for us, cheering again us. the national championship ge this year in detroit wit us against michigan state, 72,000 people and 700 wererom north carolina and the oer 65ere from michigan state and
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Nov 20, 2009 8:00pm EST
lot of the same camign techniques that got president arack obama elected, a grounds wr, an air war, a lot of us of surrogates to go out and bolst these members ocongress who are willing o sort of sticktheir own next out forhe president. >> kren, if jut getting this procedural vote is kind othe perils of pauline rght down to the ire, and we're learning out some senators we neer heard of before whoapparently have particular hings they're asking for,oes that mean that e rest of this processfor two months -- that ny time they want to get aything in orut of this bill it's going to be that uestion of canyou get vote 59 or 6? and that's why it was so important to s what exactly what in hrry reid's bi that he put i front of the senate. becausevery change is goin to take 60 vots. ing to have fihts over abortion,fights over the governme-run public option. there will be figs over how to pay for ths thing just cming one after another. >> whher undocumented workers can ustheir own money to pay for private surance under one of the plans. that's something which is big issue. >> exactly. d there's im
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Nov 24, 2009 6:00pm EST
ofew infections i sub-saharan africa was 400,000 lessthan at the start of the decade. mr obama has sd he would aounce afterecoming thanksging weekend wheth he will send extra troopso afghanist. he has been cnsidering a request from e leader of inteational fors to add 0,000 more troops. >> after eightears, somof those years in which we did not ha the resources or the strategy to get the jo done, it is my intention to finish the job. >> and honoring india at the rst state reception of his presidency. resident obama took the stage athe white hoe with the vising indna prime minister. they agreed to strengthen cooperation are ran of issues. but how much does india matter to the united states? her's our special correspoent in washington. >> india's leadersre still assessing their iortance to prsidentbama, and there is sense of nostalgia for the last president, george w.bush, who ended a decades-long ban on nuear trade. today there is scrutiny of the langue used and body language. india has been split -- praised as indispensable today welcing ceremonies were intended to speak to the time and
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Nov 25, 2009 11:00pm EST
>> rose: welcome tthe broadcas tonight an assessmen stof obama ainistration as the president faces a importa speech on afghanistan and a vote in the senate. also tonight, a conversation with doris kearns goodwin, the presidential historian and he n joseph who servedin iraq and afghanistan. we had omoted this eve na conversatiith the "newsweek" reporterho was arreste and tained for 118 days i a tehran pson, that interview wi be seen on fday night. night, an assessment of the obama psidency and a conversation with mother and n doris kearns goodwin and her son joseph. captioning sponsoredy rose commucations from our sdios in new york city, this is charlie rose >> re: it has now been more than a year since presiden obama was elected. his admistration has seen both progress and setbacks. while the economic crisis has waned somewhat, the uneloyment rate has vered abo 10%. u.s. troops are pparing to ad over time a calmerraq, but the taliban has gained strengthn afghanistan and pakistan. at home, some recent polls indicate the psident's approval rate hang fallen below 50% for the first tim
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Nov 25, 2009 7:00pm EST
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Nov 23, 2009 12:00pm EST
disappntment you are seeing now among obama voters, yocan see it creepingnto a lot of the commentary is a ncern, a deep worry that oh my god, mae, and i say this with eat sadness, he can trump the system. >> rose: as good as he i he can't. the forces of paralysis are just wghing him down. what are those forces, its one the things that really interest me toda first of all money and politics which is noso big that politicia either have to spend the time raising or spend their ti running from peoplwho have got it and are ying to force things on to them no matter how small their interests are. second you've got the gerrymdering of pitical districts now at are so scientific that as they say liticians can to you choose their vers, not the other way aund. yove got a cable television universal that really fractur the potical spectrum and empowers some of the loudes most extremeoices. u've got an intnet at its best rlly opens the world for new voices, chalnges elitesand establishmen but at its worst rely can spread extremist ias i think in a veryangerous way. and lastly, or you also have a pernen
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Nov 6, 2009 8:00pm EST
economy wl recover. >> today numbers are further oof that t obama economic policies are failure. gwen: cool optimism and hot peimism on displaas the unemployment te makes a sudden jump. nervsness at the blot box too as obama democrats in o big stas go down to defeat. >> thre is som little sadness. gwen: will the ection results rattle t health care debate on capitol hill? >> we're right on the brinkf passing historicegislation to pvide quality, affordable, accessible health ce for all americs. >> not o republican will vote for this bill gwen: and will violence ahome -- >> anndividual jumped up on a de and started shooting weapons. gwe: and abroad -- gwenchange the course in afghanistan? >> it is not just the u.s. that is being tested in ahanistan, nor ist just britain. it is the whole internation community. gwencovering thweek, jackie calmes of the "new york times. james barnes of "national journal. ceci connolly of "the washington post. and rtha raddatz of abc news. >> celebrating 40 years of journalistic exclence, live from our nation's capital, this is "wasngton week" with gw ifill,
WETA
Nov 9, 2009 7:00pm EST
what president obama wanted,ut there waa big step. >> nm, thank you very much. >> jim: inther news today -- >> lehr: in other news today, wall reet shot higher after 20 ading nations agreed over t weekend to continue econoic stimulus efforts. the dow jones industal average gained 203 points to closnear 10,227. the nasdaq rose 41 ints to closet 2154. iraq haset a date for national ections, next january 21. on sunday, parliant approved a l needed to organize the voting afr weeks of deadlock. today the electoral comssion set the acal date. anmajor delay in the elections could havslowed the u.s. ilitary pullout. so today, the u.s. army reported two helopter pilots were killed yesterday in a crash. there was no indicaon of hostile fire. americans acced a senior prosecutor in iran accused ree ericans of espionage today. thehree have been held since july. relativ said they were hiking in iraq and accidentally styed across the bord into iran. inermany today, secretary of state clinton called for thr immediate release. >> we believetrongly that here is no evidence toupport y charge whatsoev
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Nov 24, 2009 5:30pm EST
president's plan. today at a news conference with the prime minisr of india, prident obama confirmed he's made hisecision on afghanistan. >> after eigyears, some of those years in which we did not ve, i think, eher the resourceor thetrategy to get the job done, it is my intention to fish the job. >> reporr: last night president ama held what was described as a rigorous final meeting with his national security team to put the finishing touches on his new plan for afghanistan. acrding to mcatchy newspapers, the president has decided toend an additional 34,000 tros to afghanistan. he's expectedonnounce that decision next tuesday. according tohe mcclaty ticle, the administration's plan would include a series of so-called off ramps, those off ramps would points at which e president could coinue sending the adtional troops, stop sendg them begin removing u.s. forces from afghanista altogether. off ramps would depend on the military and polical progress in afghanistan. afghan president hamid karzai is under intense pssure from the s. to clean up the rampant corruption plaguing his governmen
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Nov 15, 2009 10:30am EST
and oth refms when he meets with that natn's leaders. meanwhile, the chinesare askg obama to reconsider his plans to meet the dalai lama whopposes chinese control of tibe obama is expeed to meet the tibetan spiritual ader after the predent returns to washington. before obama left foasia, he isited fort hood, texas, whe 13 members of the militarwere killed,llegedly by an army psychiaist who is an american- born muslim. >> no faith justies these murderouand craven acts; no just and ving god looks upon th with favor. d for what he has done, we know that the killerill be met with justice in this worldnd the nex >> abernethy:he fort hood killings have raed questions about whher the accused shoer's zeal about islam could have played anyole in the tragy, and about being muslim in the u.s. milita. imam yahya hendis the muslim chaplain at bothhe national navaledical center in bethesda, maryld and at georgetown universit in washingto he had m major hasan.imam, welcome. is there anytng in what you've heard read about major hasan that could explaito you what happened? >> acally, no. it i
WETA
Nov 12, 2009 6:30pm EST
for president obama. announced today plans for a white house jobs summit in december with os, small busine owners, economists, and labounions. the announment came just hours ter the government reported some encouraging news om the lar front-- the number of u.s. workers filing for jobss benefi last week fell to the lowest level since janua. buwith the nation's unemployment rate at 10., the presidt said he's open to new ids on ways to hire out-of- work americans. it's important that we don' make any illonsidered decisions, even withhe best of intentions, pticularly at a time when our resoces are so limite but it's jusas important that we are open any demonstrably od idea to supplement the sts we've already taken to put amera back to work. that's what this fum is about. >> sie: joining us now for more analysis on theresident's jobs summi alec phillips, political analyst at goldman sachs. , alec. >> good be here. >>usie: why the focus on jobs, now, from presint obama? >> i think there are probay two things that have happened that have turned the wte houss focus a lile bit me toward jobs
WETA
Nov 13, 2009 8:30pm EST
why washington has become a failed state produce the obama wobbling, not gettinanything done. outsiders, people who do not just wat cable tv and enjoy yelling, mt wder,hat are they doing here? it is a test o whether the system functio at all. it ifrustrating that they ha these stid psychos over abortion. > -- spid side shows over aborti. i don't tnk that the iss is stupid, but it is a sideshow of the main event. >> i suppose we in the electronic media hp, because theris so much instant communication, and the kind of misinformati that peop are allowed to get away with on television -- most recently, this week, appently, those of us who are supposed to watch ea other for a living, at least in part, missed the fact that fox -- hannity on fox had mixed two rallies, one frothe day -- >> jon stewart fun of him. -- made fun of him. >> but w are at point of disinformation -- ion't know what ppened with this votg present -- >> it waan interesting thing. the reblicans are almost unanimously pro-life party in the house. enhe stupakmendment, troduced by the pro-life side, was introduced,
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Nov 3, 2009 6:00pm EST
barack obama's popularity, as some y. republicansre feeling optimistic. >> republicans are tying to point to specific areas ofhe country where barack oba dd very well in 2008and say, we will win here. there are a coupl of governorshi out there, a ominent congressional race, the are areas where barack obama did very well. if republicans take the vote, ey can say this is a repudiationf the president's policies. >> it is partlyecause of economic things coming into play. unemployment, pele are still worried abouthen the economy will bounceack. >>we have an interesting dynamic. president obama was persolly more popular an hisolicies. he isell-liked domestical like he is abroad. when he starts gettingnto his econic policies, health care prosals, he is nothat is popular, less tha50%. that is really what -- [no audio] >> what kind ofepublican party it? the republicans themsels e some ofplit. >> that is righ e have rift between the conservative elements of the republican party and e more moderate folks they're gng at each other. the is one cgressional race in upate new york where we're seeing the
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Nov 12, 2009 5:30pm EST
by thfollowing suppters -- >>> hello d good evening. m daljit dhaliwal. as presint obama weighs his options in afghanistan, a strong voice of dissent has emerged allenging the american coander in afghanistan's call for anoth 40,000 tops for the war fort. he isthe u.s. ambassador to afghantan, karl eikeerry, anhe says that only10,000 t 15,000 moreorces should be committed. eikenberry is al a formerop commandein afghanian and he says most of those ext troo shld be used not incombat, but to train t afghan army. today, the head of nto also emphasizedraining the afghan army and police. and tohat end, he said th nato allies arelso pledging to send more troops. >> if we left ghanistan behind, terrorism could esily spread from afanistan through central asia andurther and destabilize pakista a nlear power. that wou be a very, very dangerous situation. and i think all governments realize the wayahead is transition tafghan lead so that we can handle responsibility to them. >> in the meantime, there is also ather iss that permeates just about any conversation about commting more troop it is the
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Nov 10, 2009 6:00pm EST
left 13 dead and 29 wounded. president obama part offered personal tributes to the victsives in the service they give their couny. >> soldiers wounded in shooting ma the difficult way down to the ceremony. 38 were wounded here five days ago. 13 people werekilled, remember by their boots, tir guns, their helmets, and a photograph. then, the prident, cmander in chi in charge of the united states miliry, americsook to to rike the right notes in tragedy. >> we need not look to the past greness bause it is fore our vereyes. >> id it was a ting ti, a time war, but notne where theilitary victorwould be maked bcigarettes are made. >> and what the threats tat know no borders, their legacy will be marked in the safy of our cities and towns, and seurity and oprtunity abroad. >> he said it was hard to comprend the twisted logic that led to is tragedy. >> no faith justifie these murderous and cren acts. no just and loving god looks upon them with favor. for what he ha done,e know th the killer wl be met wi justice i this world and t next. >> man acsed, majorhasan is out of it, but refusing to ta
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Nov 9, 2009 11:00pm EST
barack obama. >> togetheret us kee the light of freedom burning bright for l who live in the dkness of tieey and believ in hope for bghter ds. >> the hour-long interview too place at the famous hoteladd loin the show of the brandenburg gate. itas a wide-ranging conversation thategan with the legacy of e wall. she also spoke aboutiran, afanistan, an pakist, and her upcoming trip to china wi president obama. here is that conrsation. >> rose:hank you for joining us. >> thankou, charlie. >> re: at this hioric time in this historic city, where were youhen you heard the news that the berlin wall had come down? >> i was in arkansas and bill and i wereliving in the governor's manon arkansas. and i remember watching the news coverage which that time was pretty..much more limid than it is today, over a over agn and talkin with not only my husband but lots o friends about what this met. because i'm child of the cold war. i member thoseduck-and-cover drills that we did in school to protect ourselves against the communist reat. i studied international relations inollege. i had aig interest in it
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Nov 3, 2009 12:00pm EST
states. tomorrow in washington he meets with president obama >> the only message thateople of religion like myself uld give to e world comnityis respt everybody. all human beings as created in the image and leness ofod. and to hel jesus chri said whateverou do for my smallest, poorest people, broers, you are ing to me. so he is,he lord, identifies himself with those people. and whatev we do for them, we do for cist. u can realizeurgreat responsibility. >> rose: a excsive conversaon with his all holiness ecumenic priarch bartholomew of constantinople coming up. captiong sponsored by rose communications from our studios inew york citythis is charlie rose. rose: his all holiness, ecumenical patriar bartholomew of cstantinople, is the primary spiritua leader of the orthodox christian worldnd the orthodox crch, which has 300 milliomembers around the worl it includes the churchesf alandria and jerusalem, russia serbia, romania, bulgia, georgia,cyprus, greec, pond, bania, the check reap, slovakia, finland, estonia and numerous archdiocese in thold d new world. he is the 270th success
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Nov 18, 2009 5:30pm EST
to the great wall of china. toy it was president obama's turn to pose foris photo op on th 2,000-yr-old landmark, but lurking inhe background,as it has throughout obama's tourof asiais the issue of afghistan. soon he' expected to nounce his decion on the pentagon's quest for additional troops. cha, in a series of interviews with american television, the present said that his decion will, quote, put us on a path towards ending the war. he went on to say, my prerence would notto hand off anythingo the next president >>> americanfficials have repeatedly said that the fight against the tiban in afghanistan is inextricably linked with the fight agains the talibanin nehboring pakistan. there the pakistani army h en engaged in a 4-ek-long offense against the militants in the pvince of south waristan. this weeforeign rerters were allowed into the regn for a oser look at howhe fight is going. this reporter froml jazeera engliswas one of them. >> reporter: the pakistani militaryays they've contained a fothold in sou wiristan, following itsall-out assault on the region las month. cut off from
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Nov 1, 2009 9:00am EST
being george w bush means not being 110% with israel. mr. obama has decid to make demand you must freeze allettlements. th will build coidence. you must te roadblocks wn. >> when they happen after we have said don' do it, some spokesman, maybe the secretar of state, mayb the press spokesman, says it inot helpful. we will see how it works with the obama administrion. israel hasefused to take on settlents and has refused to please tm. they have sd they will act with restraint and won't take over and the ab-owned land in the west bank there are fewer roadblocks. did the israelis say, it was our idea? weave taken down roadblocks. there a suit -- therere fewer suicide bomngs. when it comes to gaza, where hamas is in comnd, there is no progress at all. nothing the u.s. is sayi is making a difference. hamas controls the gaza and a not very strong pestinian authity is in theest bank. i'm afraid nothing will me forward in a confide way. >> most peoe watchin thi broadcast are not miliar with that region. it is hard to understand how all is really is, how tiny za i 1.5 million people in it,
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Nov 20, 2009 9:00pm EST
presidt obama struggles over afghanist, eces of his dilemma from the anguish of another psident ur decades ago. >> not a damn humathinks that 50,000 or 100,000 or 15000 are ing to end that war. >> moyers: stay tuned. >> from our sdios in new york, bill moyers. >> mers: welcome to the journal. our country wonderthis weekend what is on predent obama's mind. he is parently, about to bring months of deliration to a close and answer gener stanley mcchrystal's request forore troops in afghanistan. when he finallannounces how many, why, and at whatost, he will most likely have define his presidency, for the consequenc will be far- reacng and unpredictable. as i rd and listen and wait with all of you for answs, i have been thinki about the mind of another presidt, lyon b. johnson. i was 30 yea old, a white house assiant, working on politics and destic policy. i wahed and listened as l.b.j. made his fateful decions about vietnam. he h been thrust into office by the murr of president john f. kennedy onovember 2 1963- 46 years ago this weend. and within hours of king the oath of office, was t
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Nov 9, 2009 6:00pm EST
indeed a honor and a great personal privilege to be here on behalf of president obama and the united states of amera. >> and the u.s. was reprented by secretaryf state hillary inton who after her own speech introduced a video message. >> let mentroduce a message from president barackobama. >> today there are still those wh live within t walls of tyranny, human bngs who are died the very human rights th we celebra toda and that ishy this day is for them as much as it is for . it is for those who belve even in th face of cynicismnd doubt and pression, that walls can truly come down >>he german chaellor angela merkel gave psonal memorie fm 20 years ago. as a germa she crossed the border in 1989 >> for me it was one of the most joyful days of my life. anladies and gentlemen, it was a pivota time o change. that'something that w kw today, that brought closer together germany, eope, and indeed the whole world. [cheers] >then along a stretch where the walls had once stood, a line of dominoes mbolized w that barrier had crumbled. form solidarity leader lech walesa set off the dominos showg ho
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Nov 27, 2009 8:00pm EST
reain high, and presdent obama acowledged the probems today. >>he economy is growing oday for the first time in a year. >> ny are asking when ill things get better many more ar asking whe are the jobs? pete: so where re thejobs? the president said eight -- he'll have jobs summit next week. what is likel to come from that? >> well, the economyis growing again ad in any recession jobs alwaysag the recovery and this recovery loks to be meager compared t those in th past. we have 10.2 unemployment today. it's headed up to 11 andit could peak justaround the tie of t congressional electio in november. so it's no surprise the president and the dmocrats in coress are worried about his but there's not whole ot th can do that woud happen rit away. they have to o everything they can to shothey are dong something. >>nd then everyonein congress partilarly those who have to runfor congressis going to look or scape goetz. youave ben bernanke coming up tim geithner, who they alys love to beat up o capitol hill what are hey gong to to do to the fellows if >> well, they savedthe economy from fall nto the
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Nov 17, 2009 12:00am EST
tavis: good ening from los anles. i'm tavis smey. president obama is very nr a desion on the u.s. voment for the u.s. tros in afghanistan. can throops impact afanistan as much as theyid iraq. joining uss dan senor he is out new with a book about the economic turnaroundf israel called "start-up nation." also new york times columnist gail clins is here. sheecame t fst woman named editor over the new york times editorial page. her w book looks at the last 50 years of women history i the country. its called "wh everything chand." we'r glad youould join us. dan senor and columni gail collins coming up ght now. >> there are so manyhings that wal-ma is looking forward to doing, like helping ople live better, but mostly wre looking forward to hping build stronger communitiesnd relationshipbecause with your help, the best is yet come. nationwide insurance proudl supports tavis sley. tas and nationwide insurance working to improve financial literacy and the economic empoweent that comes with it. ♪ natnwide is on your de ♪♪ >> and by ntributions to your pbs station from viewers le you
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Nov 25, 2009 6:00pm EST
obama will attend the ear stages of the climat change conference in copenhagen and will annoue major u.s. emissions cuts. israel's cabinet has approved a 10-month restrictionn settlement building in the west bank, but it does not apply in et jerusalem. the united nation's biest peacekeeing operations has failed to deal with t crisis in the estern democratic republic of congo. an intern report leaketo the bbc said that t u.s. hasot only failed toust the group is targeting, it has made the humanitaan crisis much worse. our east africa corresponde has just return from returneddrc. he has seen a copy of the report -- just returned from eastern drc. >> earliethis yea, the congolese mility with the backing of.s. peekeepers launcd an all-out ofnsive deigned to crush the rebels and call me region instead, thegency has said the operationhas led to more visible can more suffering han ever before. "we got thing left thenhat we brght with us when we left our homes," says o father. tre's gunfire you do t have time to take your belongings. if you arworking in the field, you lose everythi. accordin
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Nov 3, 2009 7:00pm EST
.÷ú world lears also watched and waited. on mony president obama sd the u.s. nes t see deeds, not just wds, from kaai. and toy/+ head of the unite nations asstance mission inç afghantan said karzai must we out corrupt officials and name a competent gernment or risk losing internaonal backin7s >> we e really at the turning point. we've seen how÷i theupport for the commitment to afghanistan is being qstioned in the numberfroop contributingÑ. countries and donor countrs. th doubt has to beemove it if upo the presidentnd his new cabinet to that. >> warner: what you're saying is if he doesn't make these changeç that ternational suort could fade substaially.ç >> i think the debe that we'll see over the few mths in the community will become even more heated, eve more difficult, if we doi not have an importan positive tng given through theç composition of a new government. >>arner: he warn that karzai should not delude mself into thinking that internatnal support is limitless. >> somefghans believe t afghanistan is of such strategiimportance that we will stay hereç, whatever hap
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Nov 19, 2009 5:30pm EST
>>> tonight on "worldfus" -- >> as wraps up his visit to asia, prident obama talks toughabout north korea's nuclear program and issues new warning to iran. >>> in ghanistan, presint karzai is ingurated for a second term. will he makegood on hipromise to root t rampant corption? >>>n our signature stoy, we take you to dided town on the west ba where america settlers say they feel under attack. thpalestinians say they are rced to do witut. >>> and throughout europe toda the talk is all about the world p and a missed ca that h ance celebring and ireland outrag. and the peter g. pet >> from the world's leadg reports and analysts, here's at's happening from around t world. this is orldfocus." major supporhas been provided by rosalind p. walter and the peter g.eterson foundation, dicated to promoting fiscalesponsibility and addressing keyconomic chalnges facing america's future. and addition funding is ovided by the following supporters -- >>> hello and od evening. i'm dalj dhaliwal in new york. presidt obama had a tough new message today foroth north korea and iran, tling them to sce bac
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Nov 6, 2009 5:30pm EST
tarat of al jeera english. >>eporter: the first thing the new prident, barack obama did on hisirst day in office in the whe house on january was to telepho middle east leaders incling mahmoud abbas. if president abbas thoughthat meant the paltinians' time has come, was quickly forced to reconsider. lack of process and with deadlock over israelsettlementxz buildingited as the main reason f his decision not to ek re-election. u.s. secretary ostate hillary clinton praised ass' effort and impld she had known about this for more than few days. >> i jt saw him on saturday, george mitchell sahim on moay, in each of those conversations he describ in eat detail the challenges th he faces. and we talked about s own political ture. and i look forwardo working and with president abbasn any new capaci. >> reporter: praising abass,ow that he'decided to step down, is one thing. the message in the pt months and in particular the st week, has been quite another >> no new star for example, is unprecedted. >> rorter: the praise for the israeli prime nister and his supposed limitg of settlement buildi
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Nov 13, 2009 12:00pm EST
>> charlie: welcomto the broadcas we begin with a w documentary abt president obama proced by t actor edwar nortonnd the writers aremy rice and aliciasams. >> it's not about how much of obamado we get tsee but the movement a the structure of the campgn and the iernal piece that history that's now occurred which is he got elected. >> be the i bough his book and i read itnd you know, he ha iredible sto and a thought, wow, this guy could be the first africanmerican president and thought it would make great documentary. >> there was alst a sereipity to the campaign and occurred within him and - it was the right campaign for the right person at the right time and there's like an elent simplici to it all and geniusehind it. >> charlie: d the basketball coach from the uversity of noh carolina, roy williams. >> i loved going on the road. i love having the majority of people n being for us, cheering agast us. the national championshipame this year i detroit wh us against michigan state,72,000 people and ,000 were from north carolina and thether 65 were from michigan sta and a talked to t
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Nov 13, 2009 8:00pm EST
trying to do. it's been 1 months in office and prident obama has spoken verlittle in public about afghanistan. en: except it felt likethis week in the ti he spent at fort hood and the ime he spent atarlington on veteans day, and that he hs been making a comment aout te human cost and trying to communicate that. and also suesting that whater plan he comes up wit, there wl be an exit stategy attached to it. >> it's ver interesing. by both deign and happenstance, he has spent a l of time in military settings in t last few weeks. he wt to dover in th middle. nit to look at t troop covense coming home - coffins comi home. stopped in alaskan the way to japan to talk to e troops there. d i think this helps inform any present, and i think he is struling with this. i think that'sa legitimate struggle andhe has used th phrase a lot ore no open ended coitment. gwen: es, he has. let's move on to taling about thatissent. the president moved toward h decion on afghanistan emotions were runninghigh in the military. the nation observed veterans day and continued to asorb the legal and social llou
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Nov 5, 2009 12:00am EST
depend -- glimmers or hints one is independentoters. barack obama won the support of independent voters. what happened la night is a lot of independe voters swun over to the republican gubernatorial candidates in both states. there was evidence that independent voters are upset with presidentbama on spending and deficit issues. that is something disive in the whithouse. that is the first thin the second thing is,s you ow, president obama p together a remarkable political coalition last year of first time vote, african-american voters, young voters. the's no evidence tose voters came out toupport the gubernatoria candidates, despite the ft campaigned on eir behalf. tavis: dsn't thatean he was not onthe ballot and that is why they did not turn out? >> i think that is probably the case. we need to be careful saying the for the obama coalition is gone. he was not on e ballot. the othething there is that these wereot federal ndidates. these are candidates runnin for state office. the wereot state senators ar members of the hse who will vote on health care or the issues that mattered less. we
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Nov 4, 2009 11:00pm EST
president obama is absolute correct in repositioning r country to retake the lead and to capture the millions of jobs.... >> rose: but how is heoing that snow whas the thax is doing that? >> well, fst of all the grn imulus pri visions les than one month after h took over. secondly, notwithstandi.. >> rose: spending how much o of the stimulus on that? >> rouly 20%,hich is a respectae amount. of coue i'd like tosee more, but itas a good effort. his e.p.a. h now put in place regulations that will require c.o.-2 reductions, whether legislion is passed or not another set of regulations wil require e large emitters to publicly report their c.o.- emissions anthat leads to publicressure on themo reduce it. >> rose: okay. yo ey development of business, erepreneurial forts, will behat we'll crte alternative sources of energy. >> yes. >> rose: because o technology? because of oercientific changes, wl be the biggest busiss in the world. >> absolutely. >> rose: in th world. >> absolutel certainly throughout the 21st century and in the first decades rticularly. we a now seeing the largest busine r
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Nov 24, 2009 10:00pm EST
. many americans were demandin change. >> the obama ainistration had done itswn polling and seen that tre was deep anger and hostily out in the country towards credit cards and e administration knew at this would be an easy political target. >> bergm: people are angry out there, right? >> yeah, jtifiably angry. i mean, e system failed them. >> bergman: timothy ithner ishe secretary of the treasury. >> you kno we can't tell the american people that we'reoing to fort the damage caused by thiand leave this system basically as it was we're t going to do that. >> bergman: but even with th new political realities, it wod still be a big battle to get the lislation passed. i didn't even know whether it was going to get ouof committee. industry people were coming , "oh,arolyn," you know, "we'll work with you on other this." ey were basically saying, "we know we've won, you've lost." everybody was smil. >> bergman: in the e, the law made it through congress it makes it more diffilt for crit card companies to suddenly change interest rat, something that might have sad don bollinger and untless other
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Nov 26, 2009 7:00pm EST
from the white hous mr. obama offered gratitude to trps overseas and theiramilies. >> we ep in our thoughts and ayers the many families marking this thanksving with an empty seat, saved for son or daught, a husband or a wife station in harm's way. we say a special thanksor the crifices those men and women in unorm are making for our safety and freedom. >> reporter: president obma later made calls t10 u.s. servicemen and wom stationed n war zones to ge his personal thanks. other nato lders also are considing sending more troops to afghistan, including german chancellor gela merkel. officials there were focus today on the forcedesignations of the head of germany's ard forces and anoer senior defse official after it was reported thewere invold in withlding details of the nat air strike last stember that killed 30 civilians in northn afghanistan. >> woodff: and as afghans await preside obama's tuesday speech, talked earlier today with whington post kabul corrpondent josh partlow. rough roh josh partlow, thank you very much for talkg with us. let me start by askng you, wi preside obama'
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Nov 1, 2009 10:30am EST
. meanwhile, esident obama traveled to doveair force base in delaware to meet a pla carrying the bodi of americans killein afghanistan. october has bn the deadliest mth for american troops in afghanistan since the war ben eight ars ago. tuesday is electioday, and religious leaders ound the coury are watching a referendum in maine. voters there will dece whether to uphola new law that allows same-secouples to marry. the roman catholic diocese rtland has been leading the position to the law that legislators approved tis pring. five other stat allow gay marriag but if maine voters retain e law, it would be the first me same-sex marriage has been appved at the ballot box. another gay ghts issue that has divided people ofaith is hate cre legislation. president obamaigned an expansion of the hate crime la that makes it a feder offense to attack people becae of their sexual orientatn. me faith leaders welcomed t hate crime expanon, calling it a human righ victory. but others fe it would inhibit religious speechven though the law explicitly says one will e prosecuted for their beliefs or
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Nov 15, 2009 9:00am EST
been convinced there is a bette way. if there is anhing that presidt obama has done is opening theandora's box of health care, the facthat he has madeeople think about how things could be different. i do not think youan go back. i tnk once he removed, once he pushedway that rock, is for word in r thinking. theyould be a lot better. a lot of amecans have been trted abroad. a lo of americans are coming back from living abroathat have used the fnch system, which i think is a superb system. iave used e english medal system, which think it's rrific, too. i've used th egyptian medical system. even used theranian medical stem. >> the egyptian mecal syste is something youre going to wish on us? >> the egyptian medical syste when i needed i it came through. >> let's make sure, first of all, that we do not get so caught u in what many people do th they do not provide a better balance because ihink it is appropriate. the brish system the people of briin despise it. >> i lived uer eit. >> they are loh to get rid of , but the american people to a laeegree are here, too. let's suppos that yo
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Nov 11, 2009 6:30pm EST
afghantan it's far worsr 14%. nothe obama administration is plging help. in a morial service at arlington natial cemetery day, the president said he wi do right by veterans, and he'signed an executive order aimed atoing just that-- creating the council o terans' employment. its goal: encouraging fedel agenci to recruit and train military veterans. but 's not a problem the government alone can fix so this veterans day, don't st thk a vet, hire one. paul? >> paul: hiras many as you poibly can afford. >> susie: that's absolutely a good poly. that's "nighy business report that's "nightly busiss report" for weesday, november 11. i'm sie gharib. goodnight,veryone and good night to you, paul. >> pl: goodnight, susie. i'm paul kangas wishing alof yothe best of good buys. "nightly businesreport" is ma possible by: this program w made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like yo thank yo captioning sponsoredy wpbt captioneby mediaccess group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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Nov 4, 2009 6:30pm EST
thhouse, where quicaction is expected. and thenn to president obama for signature. stoc on wall street opened sharply higher in ancipation e fed would hold rates stead an hour into tding, the dow jued 141 points with the nasdaq up 22 points. the rallwas also linked to a weaker dollar which boostethe commodity seor. mewhat supportive were two private reports showg job losses werslowing. even so, the market st ground in cppy afternoon trading, resulting in a mixedlose. >> susie: a petalk and survivallan from chrysler today. the struggng automaker's new boss, sergio marchionne of ft, spelled out a w 5-year busiss plan to rev up chrysler which erged from bankruptcy five months ago. marchionne kicked thingsff with the good ws. chrysler is sittg on $6 billion f cash. he also saidhrysler will break even next year double sales 20 and increase its market are from 9% to 13% over the next five years. marchionne's remarks werpart of marathon briefing session with analysts and jourlists at chrysler headquarters. our diane eastabrookas there and is snding by in auburn hills, michigan with more. dian
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Nov 21, 2009 6:00pm EST
bush administration wa guilty of thsame thing that arles accuses the obama administration of doing. the bush administration decided to d everything they could to cheapen up, they wan sometimes it would be -- litary commission a achve the ocome they want sometimes itould be the to e commission, sometimes civilian trial. >> why civilian court for ksm? eric holder never exained why. >> ts guy was not just admitting an open court at he did ts, butpparently went all over guantanam saying that heid this. if youave a trial thashows the wor thealculated diegard for lifehat he was responsie for, you may acally, in a system of justice th is a model, have something to show t world. >> how do you keep the waterboarding ouof ts trial as pjudicial? >> ion't think they wl, becaus theress will bring in even if the court does not. charles is trying to apply logic toomething that defies logic. it is about the symbolis in this screwed up, a complicatewar onerrorism, we e still holdi onto a shred of the rule of law. >> look, l me say a word about that -- if the idea is to show the world the superiorit
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Nov 8, 2009 10:30am EST
, metith president obama. the closed-door mting focused on discussions of religious freedom and enviroental stewdship. barthomew is known as the reen patriarch" and spent mu of his te in the u.s. lobbying for stronger envonmental polies. he told an audience at georgetown uversity that he was alaed by the "disregard for the survival god's creation. other religious leaders als mobilized around envinmental issues this week. on capitol hill, faith lears lobbied congresso make climate chan legislation a high priority. church world svice organized the efrt that asked legislators to agree toeduce pollution. as concerns about the h1 virus connue to rise, authorities in sai arabia are developing nw precautions for t upcoming ajj. kim lawton reports. reporter: 2.5 million muims from around the worldre expected at the end of the mth for the annual pilgrimage t mecca. andnternational health officialare worried that could lead to a new swine flu epidemic. the saudis have ask pregnant women, children uer twelve, and the elderly not to ke this year'sajj. they've alsurged all muslims to get vac
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Nov 6, 2009 6:00pm EST
, westminster. >> the latest headlines for y on "bbcorld news." predent obama ha ued peopl not to jump to nclusions about the tives of the musl army psychiatrist who shot dead 13 people at the fort hood military basen texas. a unman in flori opened fire on the offices of engineering firm for which he was sacked more than two years ago. when a person died five were wounded the suspect has beenrrested. the u.n. clate summit in cenhagen wl produce only a poitical agreemen not a legal-nding treaty. according to oicials in bcelona. it has ben seen as a landmark, t many partipants are alread bitterly disappointed. small island nations particularly, who sa they need help now. > take me to your leader. >>outside the conference center in barcelona, prosters called fornyone to take e le o climate chae. >>take mto your climate lead. >> progress is slow. and the.n. official in charge of negotiati a treaty admits it will note ssible next mont >> a thing we have run out of time to get that finalized at the end of this -- i think we ve run out of time toet the finalized at the end of this year. >> he
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Nov 3, 2009 5:30pm EST
, president obama and other western leaders ged him to root t corruption. today, karzai responded, acknowledginthat afghanistan does have whate called "a bad name from corrtion." he promised to deal with the oblem, but a great deal of skepticism remns. that isur leadfocus tonight. weegin with jonah hull of al jazeera english. >> hamid karzai's first appearan since being declared president. it seemed a carefully jued affair. not exuberanin victory, but hule, in the knowledge perhaps he'd won by defaul we areware of the di difficules of our governance and environment in whiche live. we'll keep trying our besto address the qutions we have fang afghanistan and to make re that the wishes of afghan people come true towards an fective, clean gornment. >> intertional reaction to esidentkarzas win has been unanimous in suprt. but also straightforward in outlining expections. form a effective binet. try and draw in former rival dr. abdull and his supporters. stamp out corruption. prident karzai may be willing. many believe he is too weak and strung by promis made to powerful llies. and alre
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Nov 21, 2009 6:30pm EST
lot of the same campagn techniques that got president back obama elected, a grounds wa, an air war, a lot of usef surrogates to go out and bolter these members of congress who are willingto sort of stick eir n next out for t president. >> kaen, if jus gettingthis procedural vote is kind of e perils f pauline right down to the wre, and we're leaning abt some senators we nevr heard of before who pparently have particular tings they're asking for, ds that mean that threst of this process or two months -- that ay time they want to get anhing in or o of this bill it's goin to be that qestion of can you get vote 59 or 60 >>nd that's whyit was so important to seehat exactly what in harry reid's bill that he put infront of the senate. because ery change is goingto take 60 vote going to have ghts over abortn, fights overthe govement-run public option there will be ights over how to pay for tis thing just oming one after another. >>hether undocumented orkers cause their own mony to pay for prive insurance under one of the plans. that's something whicis a big issu >> exactly. and there's impo
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Nov 16, 2009 12:00pm EST
, too. but e obama administration, they're not running general mors because they want to run general tors. it isn le barack obamarew up wanting to runt ole economic economy-- >> rose: although h might want to buy railrd. but go ahead >>ut they are doing what is necessary in their view to get this enomy rhted. and nobo makes perft decisions on ts. anthey're doing thing i'm sure they don't likto do. i don't think theyant to run generamotors or chrysler or anything of sort- >> rose: or a.i.g.. >> that is noun. or prop freddieand fny. >> rose:ll the people who somehow thinthere's someew idea about-- they use the word "socialismbut something else in terms of-- you don buy that. barack obama wants a much more prospeus econom, embodying the principles that made it prosperous, but ihink he does want t make sure the ttom 20% 30% has ne better th the last 20 years while t top has prospered so much. >>ose: that brings us to the qution beyond wheth congress has the will or not, there is this idea,which is how toyou create aew regulatory platform and architecture. and u've got on the one hand the
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Nov 16, 2009 11:00pm EST
>> rose: welce to the broadcast. th president obama in china, we talk to hen kissinger, former secretary of ste, about the chinese and how ty might see t visi >> what isew is that the financial crisis of last yea has shaken the chise perception of the ility of the united states to run the international systemo that the chinese are becoming-- especially ithe economic fiel- a lot more asstive than they have ever been before. >> rose: we nclude this evenin with melinda gates talkg about gbal health, the ll and melinda gates foundation, and the relationship between the twof them. >> i just can't tellyou how when, y know, i'll come back from the developing worl the first pers i want to talk to and the first person that wants to talk to me is bill. he wants to hear what i've learned, hear wh i'm excited about, i want tell him what i'm excited out, tellhim what i saw,ell him what isn't going as well as we thought. and the same thing. en he comes from northern nigeria, he wants to ll me what he saw, what's gointo be hard, how do we thinkbout this? toe doing tha together is both satisfy
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Nov 24, 2009 12:00pm EST
stimulusprogram s been pretty good. >> rose: what's your araisal of t obama admintration across the board. >> (laug) >> rose: (laug) >> well, i voted for obama and i'm anbama fan and i think they... think under the circumances they're doing a good job. but i must ait that an awful lot of my friend have done a 0. >> rose: you're not wored about th deficit? >> i'm n worried out the deficit. >> rose: you're really not. >> n >>ose: because you think it's necessy to have a deficit t engage in economic recery and worry about e deficit after you geout ofhe recovery. >> solutely. and our deficit has a percentage of gross domestic proct isn't real that overwheing. it's notnywhere near big as japan's and it's t as big as a country like germany's or the u.k. so i'm. sure, we got a defic we don't want to have it and we want to begin t reduchit in the longerub but it's not a saster yet. >> rose: wt are you looki at as a hedgeundperator? >> well, i'm trying to figure out where th markets are gng to g as i said, the evidence... we've got tohave strongecovery. around the world. this is the thing that's g
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